Jane Eastwood has been named the new St. Paul Library director.
Eastwood, who has been the city’s education policy director since 2010, will start work at the libraries Oct. 5, replacing Kit Hadley, who is retiring after six years as library director.
In announcing the appointment today, Mayor Chris Coleman said:
Jane’s expertise in educational policy, lifelong learning and equity is a perfect fit for leading our libraries forward as institutions of 21st-century learning. I’m confident she will continue to ensure our libraries are regional, accessible assets for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Eastwood had previously worked at the Hennepin County and Minneapolis Public Libraries, the Science Museum of Minnesota and Scholarship America.
In her education policy role with the city, she helped develop Sprockets, the out-of-school-time network, and Right Track, the youth career development program. She also worked to launch the city’s racial equity work and served on local education and nonprofit boards.